Christmas weather 2021 Birmingham: Met Office forecast for Xmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year - and will it snow?

Bookmakers William Hill have been cautiously watching the forecast develop for the big day, and the chances of a white Christmas in Birmingham are now over 50%.

With Christmas just around the corner, in between the wrapping, and shopping there is one question everyone is asking  - will Birmingham see a White Christmas?

Waking up to the picturesque scenes of a white Christmas is something most hope for on the big day.

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It has been long awaited since the last being in 2010.

The odds of there being an official white Christmas in Birmingham have gone from 4/1 to 8/11.

This huge jump suggests that there could be a 57% chance of Birmingham seeing snow on the big day.

To officially declare a white Christmas, traditionally all that was required was a single snowflake to fall on the Met Office operations centre in London.

Now all that is needed to declare a white Christmas is the observation of a single snowflake falling in the 24 hours of December 25, at one of 13 major UK airports.

We have a full breakdown of the Met Office weather forecast for the festive weekend ahead of us:

Tonight:

There will be clear periods across the evening and throughout the night. Temperatures are expected to fall to freezing temperatures and just below.

Frost will develop across most areas of the region, with fog in isolated patches.

Minimum temperature - 4°C.

Wednesday:

Mist and fog will clear mostly and the morning will be bright.

As we progress into the afternoon with a chance of rain going into the evening.

The day will turn breezier and feel cold as we move into later afternoon.

Maximum temperatures will be 7°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday will have rain at times and be rather unsettled, this will continue into Christmas eve.

Temperatures are set to drop on Christmas day with a chance of snow over hilly areas and slight breezes at times.